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Know Your ELLs’ Rights: A Quick Federal Law Review

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Our training for ESL/ELL specialization covers lots of ground. To make ourselves valuable resources for our students, we learn about linguistics, cultural connections, how to adapt assessments, and curriculum development. What we rarely learn about, though, are the laws behind ESL … Continue reading

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TESOL Educators as Policy Makers

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

It’s an election year in the United States, so U.S. teachers are constantly reminded of their role in the political process and the need to cast their votes for the elected officials that serve them. Often, educators feel like they … Continue reading

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Power of Words: Deficit Discourse and ELLs

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

As an educator and a linguist, I’m no stranger to the power of words and the hidden social and political dynamics encoded in language use.  In my recent work with both preservice teachers (at the university level) and in-service teachers … Continue reading

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Debunking 5 Myths of U.S. Immigration

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The Republican Presidential campaign has added fire to the discussions about immigration in the United States. In this blog,  I would like to review some of the immigration myths that are propagated by politicians and offer resources backing up the … Continue reading

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In ELT, Does Higher Ability = Hireability?

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

As a TESOL teacher educator, I often consider how effectively we are preparing future teachers for the important job of teaching ELLs.  At the university level, we do not always hear from principals or teachers once they’ve left our setting and entered … Continue reading

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